Find your voice and immerse yourself in the words that have shaped our world. Engage with English literature across six centuries, from Shakespearean drama to the graphic novel and look at how literature helps us understand and change the world around us.
Writing is an age-old craft – and an essential skill in the 21st century. At Plymouth, you will work with poets, novelists, journalists and digital writers to hone your writing with a view to making your way in the field.
Personalise your degree
Find out how our flexible course structures provide you with an opportunity to personalise your studies, feed your curiosity, and help you achieve your career aspirations.
Real-world and hands-on
Take your love of reading in new directions
Explore texts that have shaped our world as you navigate the challenges of the future. Gain invaluable experience with INK, our in-house magazine, building skills in desktop publishing, editing and journalism.
Learn how to write poetry, fiction, screenplays and more
You'll have the support of published authors and our partnerships with the Theatre Royal and National Trust, which actively commission work from our students.
Join the Plymouth Cold Case Unit
Applications are open to all foundation and year 1 students in the School of Society and Culture.
Looking for a foundation year?
Whether you choose a taught masters programme or undertake a research degree, you will be supported and supervised by staff who are international experts in their field.
Looking for research opportunities?
As a postgraduate research student, you will join a vibrant, supportive and forward-thinking community that is committed to meeting global challenges in creative and imaginative ways.